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www.bbc.com The forgotten medieval fruit with a vulgar name

Medieval Europeans were fanatical about a strange fruit that could only be eaten rotten. Then it was forgotten altogether. Why did they love it so much? And why did it disappear?

The forgotten medieval fruit with a vulgar name
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It's Friday - What are your plans for the week-end?
  • TTS is text to speech, OBS is a type of streaming software. If you've seen a live stream of someone playing a game odds are good they use OBS to do it.

    The rest is more particular nerd stuff.

  • The slave ship out of Africa theory
  • "Slave ship out of Africa theory"

    I have questions. So many questions. Lets start with the obvious: What the fuck is that theory? Is that person suggesting there were no black slaves? That slavery existed but not with Africans? That 200 years of slavery was faked somehow? How do they square the pilgrims and Columbus and the rest making it over?

  • ‘Rape Room’ Coca-Cola Tycoon Vows to Ignore $900m Court Judgment
  • wow that sounds very contemptuous of the court if only there was some sort of law or regulation about holding contempt for the court he could be jailed for maybe they could call it "being a big stupid idiot and not doing what the court says"

  • It's Friday - What are your plans for the week-end?
  • Ive got a tts thing i use on twitch and i think im going to try and puzzle out why its so iffy. Feel like its an obs thing thats causing it, so maybe changing the method I use might resolve it but I'm not 100%

    obs uses audio capture from edge (to animate a sprite) that i run the tts through, but its not consistently catching it because the audio capture it uses doesnt just catch edge.exe, which would work, but edge.exe with a particular title, which gets iffy. I might change from using edge to using speakerbot, though that would limit my tts voices a fair amount.

  • I am not sure about you guys but getting rid of religion has helped improve my mental health
  • me staring at the realization that a home and children are impossible, that we live in a capitalist hellscape, and that multi billionaires are pushing agendas ruinous to the rest of us: Tithing 10% will surely fix this

  • "Plus-Sized Elf" Character Elfuda Named Ambassador for the Japan French Fries Association - Collaboration Visual
  • Would they call it the french fries association though? Or just the fries association?

  • Wrongfully Convicted Black Man Gets $7.75M After Spending 24 Years In Jail
  • For the average person thats far more then theyll get any other way. Makes for a good hypthetical as well I suppose.

    If you could get a grand a day for being in jail how long would you stay?

  • "Plus-Sized Elf" Character Elfuda Named Ambassador for the Japan French Fries Association - Collaboration Visual
  • TIL there is a Japanese french fries association, which by necessity means there are french fries associations in one or more other countries.

  • What is your favorite kid friendly book made just for traumatizing children?
  • Here is the one I got my nephew and niece. They must've realized nostalgia folks ain't fuckin' with this nonsense, which is absolutely fair.

  • publicdomainreview.org “You Are My Friend”: Early Androids and Artificial Speech

    Centuries before audio deepfakes and text-to-speech software, inventors in the eighteenth century constructed androids with swelling lungs, flexible lips, and moving tongues to simulate human speech. Jessica Riskin explores the history of such talking heads, from their origins in musical automata to...

    “You Are My Friend”: Early Androids and Artificial Speech
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    Tobacco-like warning label for social media sought by US surgeon general who asks Congress to act
  • On one hand great, on the other, has the "Confirm you're an adult" prompt ever stopped a curious young man who just learned the word, "boobs" from viewing adult imagery?

  • Do you recognise any usernames on Lemmy?
  • flying squid, return2ozma, jeffw, and that raging moron Stern is about it for me.

  • Was This Giant Book Written By The Devil?

    Pictures of the book here - https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_03042/?c=160&sp=1&st=gallery

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    Why are people so squicked out about "Toilet to Tap" / reclaimed water when it basically already works that way?
  • Same reason I don't go to the butchery to watch my sausage get made. Just do it and don't tell me.

  • Nearly all major car companies are sabotaging EV transition, and Japan is worst, study finds
  • The birth rate is absolutely abysmal and the median age is nearly 50, only Monaco skews older. They barely have any youth, thats why the elderly are governing.

  • Black Bancho.
  • For those who don't know why he looks the way he does- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banchō_(position)

    Banchō (番長) historically refers a governmental position during the Ritsuryō period in Japan. In the modern era, banchō is the leader of a group of male Japanese juvenile delinquents.

  • Rare wholesome post-apocalyptic compass unity
  • https://youtube.com/@lukehumphris/shorts has a series on a post collapse thats a freer kinda thing then a city state. I appreciate it just because its a lot more hopeful then your average collapse. Examples vids-

    https://youtube.com/shorts/mTqz5FVqs0w

    https://youtube.com/shorts/RQwjpTzYR2c

    https://youtube.com/shorts/DyHdqm9DY3Q

  • Biden says the next president may get to name two Supreme Court justices
  • just one more lane neolib and we'll finally fix traffic rightshifting bro

  • Kotak’s CEO says Indians should work 84 hours a week
  • Guy who definitely wouldn't do even half that much work says others should do insane work.

  • theconversation.com Records of Pompeii’s survivors have been found – and archaeologists are starting to understand how they rebuilt their lives

    The story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius is no longer one of annihilation; it also includes the people who managed to escape the city.

    Records of Pompeii’s survivors have been found – and archaeologists are starting to understand how they rebuilt their lives
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    www.bbc.com France’s fascinating ‘wine treatment’

    In Strasbourg’s Hôpital civil, a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape would be prescribed for bloating, while a Côtes de Provence rosé was used to treat obesity.

    France’s fascinating ‘wine treatment’
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